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Harare, Zimbabwe On 13 July 2018, Several Enactus teams from across Zimbabwe participated in the Enactus Zimbabwe National Competition, held at Celebration Centre, Harare.
The teams of university students come together to showcase their social impact efforts and compete based on the quality of their entrepreneurial projects that provide an innovative, sustainable impact in their community.
This year JULY 2019 “We expect the students to present quality projects that are innovative in nature and solve the critical problems that our country is experiencing. This year the focus on technology should add an interesting twist to the projects. Our students are hardworking, dedicated and we value their commitment to the program. We equally appreciate the partners and sponsors that help to make this event possible.”
From April-July, Enactus will host National Competitions in 36 countries. These dynamic, energetic events bring together student, academic and business leaders from the Enactus network for an opportunity to engage, collaborate and learn from one another.
At Enactus, we believe investing in students who take entrepreneurial action for others creates a better world for us all. The Enactus experience transforms both the lives of the people the students’ projects serve, and in turn, the lives of Enactus students themselves as they develop into more effective, values-driven leaders. Founded in 1975, today Enactus has more than 72,000 student participants on over 1,730 campuses in 36 countries. For more information visit www.enactus.org.
Enactus Zimbabwe was founded in 2000. The organization operates in 12 colleges and universities, with more than 600 students participating in Zimbabwe.
Harare, Zimbabwe- 1 July 2016. From a group of 7 university teams from across Zimbabwe, the Enactus team from Chinhoyi University of Technology has been named the 2016 Enactus Zimbabwe National Champion.
Nearly 350 student, academic and business leaders assembled at Cresta Sango Conference Centre for the competition on Friday July 1st 2016. More than 70 business executives serving as judges evaluated the community empowerment projects of the participating teams and provided valuable input on their continued efforts.
The successful community projects that Chinhoyi University of Technology will showcase at the World Cup include Stella Commune, which is a project that helped to empower fruit farmers in the Watyoka area of Mashonaland to negotiate their own deals for the sale of their produce, thereby greatly increasing their profit base. The farmers organized their cooperative into a successful registered company, which is creating employment for the community.
The second project to be highlighted at the international stage is Project Cotre which worked at rehabilitating a business that was struggling from a lack of systems into a fledgling business which was revitalized to increase profits, establish innovative ways of management and employ additional employees.
Other finalists include:
Second Place— Midlands State University
Third Place— National University of Science and Technology
The Enactus Zimbabwe Board Chairman, Mr. Mucha Mkanganwi spoke at the competition awards ceremony and commended all the teams for their hard work and innovation which they applied throughout the year to improve the lives of the communities around them. He urged the teams to consider issues of sustainability for all their projects so they may operate in the long term.
In addition to the competition, the Enactus Zimbabwe National Competition featured special learning and networking opportunities for participants, including the panel discussion held at the Top to Future Luncheon. The topic under discussion was on the problem of youth unemployment in Zimbabwe and around the world. Panelists included Mr. Chris Chenga, Dr. Godfrey Kanyenze and Ms. Hopolang Phororo as well as student representatives; the panel discussion was moderated by Mr. Bongai Zamchiya.
The Keynote speaker at the event was Ms. Precious Murena, Human Resources Director at Lafarge Holcim Zimbabwe. She spoke on the skills gap in Zimbabwe and how young people can improve their employability skills by seeking advice of mentors, joining professional associations as well as creating networks now, which will be useful in the future.
The University of Zimbabwe Enactus team will now advance to the Enactus World Cup 2016 in Toronto, Canada on 28-30 September. At the Enactus World Cup they will join the national champion teams from 35 countries to showcase their outreach efforts and compete for the prestigious title of Enactus Global Champion.
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